Chicago Cubs: Evaluating Starlin Castro’s career thus far

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 12: Starlin Castro
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 12: Starlin Castro /
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Castro traded back to the National League

Two years, almost to the date after his trade to New York, Castro was on the move again. This time, the 27-year-old was traded to the Miami Marlins as part of the Giancarlo Stanton deal.

Stanton was dealt to the Yankees as part of a salary dump by the Marlins’ new ownership group. Castro, who is controlled through 2019 with a team option for 2020, will make around $10 million in 2018. Right now, the former Cubs star is the Marlins’ starting second baseman as the team attempts to trade more valuable pieces.

Despite the trade, Castro is already unhappy with his new home and wants out of Miami. Personally, I cannot blame him for wanting another trade. He has spent the better part of his career on a rebuilding Cubs team and does not want to go through that again with the Marlins.

If the Marlins do end up trading Castro, there could be a market for the youngster. At just 27 (28 by the time the 2018 season starts) and under contract for two more seasons, he could help a contending team in 2018. In addition to his contract status, Castro has proven to be a solid offensive threat while being able to hit left-handed and right-handed pitching about the same throughout his career.